To foster the growth, development, and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness in a safe supportive environment.


All students will be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.


Health Procedures – Nursing Department

Registered Nurses with the Rapid City Area Schools provide services throughout the district.  Nursing services may include:

  • Development of individualized health care plans to meet the needs of students with health concerns and daily medication administration.
  • Coordination of health screenings. Screenings may include but not limited to vision, dental, height, weight, body mass index and blood pressure.
  • Presentation of health topics and education to the students and staff
  • Assessment and monitoring of communicable diseases.
  • Enforcement of the state law and district policies regarding student’s immunizations.

Health Forms, Policies, and Immunization Requirements

Recommendations for Temporary Exclusion from School (Sick Day Guidelines)

Note to Parents

Nursing Staff:

Cindy Begley RN, BSN Stevens High School

Lyndsay Farnsworth RN, BSN South Middle School & South Park Elementary

Merissa Gehm RN, BSN Horace Mann & Wilson Elementary

Jill Greenfield RN, BSN Rapid City High School, Rapid Valley Elementary, & Workforce Development

Terra Larsen RN, BSN North Middle School & General Beadle Elementary

Kerry Leighty RN, BSN Corral Drive Elementary & Southwest Middle School

Jamie Marvin-Vargas RN, BSN Meadowbrook & Canyon Lake Elementary

Jennifer Oedekoven RN, BSN Knollwood & Black Hawk Elementary

Nancy Reiss RN, BSN Central High School

Justina Schmelz RN, BSN Valley View Elementary & East Middle School

Sateera Thompson RN, BSN Robbinsdale & Grandview Elementary

Jill Wilgers RN, BSN Pinedale Elementary & West Middle School